.The third course of the International School of Science Journalism & Communication 2012 is about Nanotechnologies and will take place in Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture at Erice (Italy) in August 1 to 4, 2012.
There are 24 fellowships for EU science journalists, science communicators and master students, that cover the fee of the school, travel expenses to and from Erice and the stay en Erice.
The requirements are:
* Science journalists: at least three years of professional experience working for general or popular science media;
* Science communicators: at least three years of professional experience working in a scientific organization, science museum or science centre or as a free lancer in a position of press officer, curator, editor of (web)publications, organizer of outreach activities or similar;
* Students: being a student in a master program in science communication or science journalism.
Key objective of the course: it is a task of science communication to enlighten the public about the principles of the nanotechnology and to facilitate the debate about its future. In the course, scientific experts will present the state-of-the-art in their fields, while science journalists and communicators will point out the challenges involved for science communication.
Deadline for applications is May 1.